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into what is going on with the consumer right now. thanks to our panel. i really appreciate it. that does it for "sunday morning futures." we'll be back tomorrow morning bright and early on the fox business network. check us out 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. eastern. have a good sunday. >> a buzz beater from manchester, two days before the new hampshire primary, the media are awash and attacked and insult the as they pummel each other. some pulled punches a bit in last night's abc debate. >> to trump, senator cruz said about you in new hampshire this week, "i don't know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way having his finger on the button he would nuke denmark saying that is not the tempermen of a leader to keep this country safe." >> i think i have the best temperment. >> you have talked about the mideast. you haven't gotten briefings about that. why not tell fuss you would preemptively strike a missile on
a launch pad? >> actually, with respect, i have gotten the intelligence briefings on the mideast. >> did marco rubio really perform as badly as the pundits are saying? did ted cruz unfairly blame cnn for his own stats? and is there a surplus of spin as the media picked winners and losers out of iowa. the hillary and bernie race turning ugly as some feast on artful cheers and they decide the surge is real. and we'll talk to the feisty publisher of new hampshire's million lead wloer is talking to chris christie about his ugly war of words with trump. and the woman who was barred from covering her boss as michael bloomberg explores an independent run for president. i'm howard kurtz and this is "media buzz." when the media spotlight shifted from iowa to new hampshire, the
pundits were in full spin mode about the caucuses won by ted cruz prompting donald trump to cry foul. >> marco rubio was the big surprise, the big win of the night. really outperforming which i thought was fantastic. >> the big story could argue is marco rubio. ted cruz won but he was auls lw in the mix. that is a big deal. >> make no mistake, trump and clinton were losers last night. but they are still strong figures in this race. >> as for donald trump, as much as he hates to lose, that's exactly what happened to him in iowa. >> the headlines were trump comes in second. he's humiliated. these people are the most dishonest people ever. okay? ever. trump, no good. rubio, unbelievable night. unbelievable victory. >> unbelievable. but then frump accused cruz of stealing the election on twitter then on the air taking issue with the senator's campaign over
a controversial mailer and for spreading a false rumor about a rivalal and cruz responded with mockery. >> i think what he did is disgusting. he said that ben carson who is a fantastic guy had dropped out of the race during the caucus. but i think they should probably throw him out of iowa because i don't think what he did is a disgrace. and it's a disgrace to the electoral process. >> i wake up every day and laugh at the latest thing that donald has tweeted. because he's losing it. i mean we're liable to wake up one morning and donald, if he were president would have nukd denmark. >> and in last night's abc news debate, trump got boo'd by an audience of mostly donors while mixing it up with jeb bush and chris christie taunting marco rubio repeatedly. >> how tough it is? >> a lot of times -- >> let me talk. quiet. >> a lot of times -- [ audience boos ] >> that's all of his donors and
special interests out there. >> who is the bottom line? this notion that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing is just not true -- >> there it s the memorized 25-second speech. there it is, everybody. >> joining us now in manchester, tucker carlson co-host of ""fox & friends" weekend." amy stoddard and molly ball, political correspondent for "the atlantic." i'm going to shush if you you go on too long. i look at the pun didz. two headlines, rubio chokes. political insiders, rubio crashed and burned. all right. he had some very tough exchanges with chris christie. didn't look great. but does the average voter care as much as the journalist about how rubio did in those exchanges? >> could have written the stories ahead of time. you knew this was going to hachlt of course christie had to go after rubio. there was all kinds of telegraphing he was going to do it the rubio didn't do a great job. did he crash and burn?
will it shape the support of the political establishment for rubio? probably not. >> the race has really become a slugfest. you have trump and cruz mixing it up. they declined to repeat the worst things they said about each other in the abc debate. how would you describe the media's enjoyment of this? >> look, we always like a fight. i would take issue a little bit with what tucker is saying. i spent the last couple days talking to a lot of new hampshire voters, a lot of undecided voters. a lot of voters that come to the events are undecided. he said i'm going to watch the debate and that will help me make up my mind. the republican establishment in washington is hoping we with l. can get behind rubio and get this overwith is not going to change for them. they're getting defensive. i think for the rank and file voters, a lot of them gravitating to rubio because it felt like he was having a moment and had momentum. people say i like jeb but i'm not going to waste my vote. i'm going to go with rubio. now they're not so sure. the concern that those people had was that he might not be
ready. >> so he said that barack obama is ruining the country four times and used the same words, not a great moment, clearly. rubio interestingly telling george stephanopoulos he is will continue to pay people to run that clip. you don't have to pay anybody. it's being run in a loop over and over and over again. >> it will go down in people will go back to this and say when they're doing debate prep, do not get on a talking point that you're going to be mocked over and repeated five times. >> so you think it's a big deal? the press is not overplaying it. >> listen to what molly said. i talked to two people yesterday, democrats and republicans that are married. they like jeb. but they're going to vote for rubio yesterday because they felt that jeb wasn't going to have a chance. jeb has a chance after last night. we have no idea what this is going to do in a state where there are 44% undeclared. went beyond, rubio dshgs tid, t
caricature christie paint of him all week. it was truly bizarre when he went on to the third repetition. >> i can be proven totally wrong. question look back and say this was a turning point. i think this will be 48 hours of bad press then no one will remember it. the way we played this at the top in which he declared him a winner in iowa despite the third place finish, let's take a look. we heard from donald trump what ted cruz had to say on that point. >> i understand that in the media news rooms and in the washington establishment circles, marco is the chosen one. over and over again the reporters' questions is what did you think about the really impressive third place finish of marco rubio? >> so that's got to be annoying to a candidate who wins the iowa caucuses and keeps getting questions about the guy that finished third.
do they have a point that press is in rubio's corner? >> not that they're in rubio's corner, i'm not defending the press. most reporters are stupid, we know that. but i do think they make a -- >> take that in the given. >> i think they're making a solid point that whereas a candidate may come in first, second or third, the macro question revolves around the money, endorsement. it's a contest between the man trying to remake the republican party and the guy who is happy with the bush years. and that latter guy looks like marco rubio almost despite what happens in the debates or in the first couple contests. that's my view. i think it's legitimate. >> i understand why the press said rubio surged. he outperformed by 7, 8, 9 points the final poll. polls have not -- it's very hard to poll a caucus, for one thing. and trump underperformed. bha but what if the polls are wrong? then our analysis is based on a false benchmark. >> i'm just a stupid reporter, but what the polls are is a
snapshot. they told wrut race was a few days out. and then people started to move. as a reporter, we're trying to figure out what is going on in the sort of black box of the republican electorate? right? what is in the hearts and minds of these nem iowa who get to decide and people in new hampshire. so when it seems like there is a movement in one direction, sort of en masse, then you start going to rubio's events and they're getting bigger and bigger, more and more people coming to the things out of curiosity or because the pundits are saying he's a big deal, there is a sense of movement in that direction. you want to know y you want to know whether it's sustainable. you want to know whether he can capitalize. he's being tested. the question is, is he meeting that test? >> will it be the same thing in new hampshire? if donald trump wins new hampshire, let's say by a smaller margin than expected which means what the prognosticators say based on the reading of the polls and tea leaves, will the press discount that victory and focus on others further down who did a little better than expected? >> the press has given donald
trump more free air time than any candidate in the history of the country. and he was the dominant front-runner in the polls for six months. and we've been talking about him basically being the run away default nominee for weeks now before the vote. yes, if he underperforms polling in two states and squeaks by and looks like he has a ceiling, that will change the perception of whether or not he's actually going to get the nomination. >> a lot of people look at this as the press picking winners and losers. it doesn't matter how many votes you got, it's the postgame analysis that matters. >> well, i think there is probably some truth to that. there are larger forces at work here. i don't give the press credit for strategic thinking on. this i don't think is a conspiracy in news rooms to put one guy in the white house over another guy. >> it's a pathen in tal mentali
>> contest ends this reshuffles the deck. this is what we know. people stand back and sort after ses what the long term likelihood is. >> this came up in the abc debate last night. what ted cruz's staff did, spreading the rumors about ben carson dropping out n fact, a senior source within the cruz camp confirms that those voice mails by cruz people telling other cruz ground troops and precinct workers ben carson suspending his campaign, those are authentic. but cruz said in the debate and he apologized to carson. so let's make that clear. it was cnn, cnn had reported it in an inaccurate story. cnn pushed back hard against. that i looked what the cnn reported. they reported that the original tweet is carson won't go to new hampshire or south carolina but instead will head home to florida for r & r. he'll be in d.c. for the national prayer breakfast. he has plans to stay in the race
beyond what the results are tonight. is it fair to blame this on cnn? >> no. a minute later, it took more than a minute for the voice mails and messages that cruz sent out. i have been surprised by the traction that this mini scandal is getting. i would be tempted to see it inside baseball, something voters don't care about. you know, who cares what a few voice mails said? carson didn't underperforms the polls in iowa. you can't really say there was this massive movement of his voters into ted cruz's camp. i've been surprised talking to new hampshire voters how many of them were aware of this and how many of them were leaning towards cruz and then felt like he did a dirty trick. so there does seem to be some penetration of this whole idea. >> we can debate whether it's a dirty trick. even in the original cnn tweet on the discretions on the air, people said things like well, it's very unusual, very significant that he's taking three days off the trail. there are only eight days between iowa and new hampshire. i agree with. that every reporter said, wow. but nobody reported to cnn that he was dropping out.
the suspension is something added by the cruz people. i'm surprised that we're still talking about it a week later. >> i was watching it on cnn as it happened. you're right, they did not say he's quitting. they said this is unusual. this is precious time. if you want to do well in the following contest. molly is right, did he very well in iowa. but i don't -- trump is out there telling everybody who came in first because cruz obviously took enough votes away from carson to win the caucuses. so he's made it an issue. the press is very good at following what donald trump says. and it got a lot of media. and he said he was going to -- he didn't want it to be nullified and he was going to sue. so it got a lot of attention. >> that is the whole point. he is a nice guy. christian voters like him because he's nice. >> we agree he's a nice guy. tucker, thank you very much. we'll see you ladies later. ahead on this special new hampshire edition, things heating up between hillary clinton and bernie sanders.
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they're not afraid to mix it up with the candidates. mcquaid is in a war of words with donald trump and he joins me now in manchester. so you called donald trump a crude blow hard, a con man, a schoolyard rich kid bully. is that role of the newspaper publisher? >> yes. in return, i have low life, psycho. >> psycho is the latest one. i didn't know until recently that i was just a sleaze bag, a
liar, and my paper's got three months max to live. >> is it not uncomfortable for you to be mixing it up with a presidential candidate who doesn't like you or your paper? ? >> it's not uncomfortable at all for me to tell it like it is for a presidential candidate who has no business being a presidential candidate. >> you don't think he should be in the race? >> no sir. the media have done a terrific job. a.p. hill was a general in the civil war. the media for six months. trump, tlrump, trump, trump, trump. the night after iowa, they show him live for a half hour in new hampshire. it's all trump all the time. free media. he told me once that he didn't have to buy advertising because he was getting it all for free. >> right. >> but how can trump expect fair coverage in the news columns of your paper when you're denouncing him in such personal
terms? >> the same way that u jeeugene mccarthy got fair coverage in "the union leader" while my predecessor was calling gene a skunk and skunk's skunk on the fro front page. mccarthy cited the union leaders fair coverage in the news columns of his campaign which was a long shot at the time. >> so maybe you toned oit down since the days of skunk. now after the paper endorsed chris christie, you also got it into with the ""newark star ledger"" that says your paper knows nothing about his record in new jersey and he mentioned the bridgegate scandal. >> yeah. the paper did this with my young editorial page editor grant bossy who took up the coverage for our side on that. i think they were furious in new jersey that we dared endorse somebody that they don't like. >> now abc news dumped the "union leader" from the debate. this is after you came out for
christie and came out strongly against trump. you were not happy about that. >> i thought abc was spineless, just based on what trump was demanding. >> so you think that abc is a network was caving to pressure from donald trump because you, joe mcquaid, were criticizing him? >> yes. that's what trump said. i was shocked. abc called my editor at 3:00 on a sunday afternoon, not to discuss the issue, but to tell us we're out. that's real class. i was amazed at that. and i think they were also upset because we co-sponsored the democratic one with abc here, the months before. and they didn't like the fact that we were insisting on having new hampshire questions and new hampshire presence. i think trump was the tipping point. but abc knew that we would insist on all the major candidates. anybody but carly being on that stage. >> carly fiorina, of course.
the criteria that i didn't think was fair and excluding her from last night's debate. they endorsed since 1996. pat buchanan won the primary with your paper's endorsement. but is the printed press diminished? >> greatly. fwhut a very crowded feel with this many candidates, it can make a difference bigger than it's made some time in the past. the "union leader" hasn't had a great track record over the years. we nominated john ashbrook on the republican side. >> you had clufrnkers. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> up next, our media microxoen and did cnn blow it on the story about ben carson taking a break from the campaign. heartburn! no one burns on my watch!
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in our media microscope, how has the coverage changed since iowa? we had a company take a look at the top mainstream media outlets for the three days leading up to the debate. it's a blowout. look at that column. 21,000 mentioned for donald trump who was then bailing out on the debate and holding his own event. that is more than triple the coverage of ted cruz with more than 6300 mentions even though the senator went ton win the caucuses, marco rubio who surged in the final days just over 1400. and jeb bush, chris christie, john kasich, all obliterated in iowa, all under 1,000 mentions. now check out the coverage for this week. tuesday through thursday, once the spotlight shifted to new hampshire. we have a media horse race. trump still ahead. more than 8700 stories. but that is down by well over half. cruz right behind with 7300. well ahead of rubio with over 4800. the three governors who are treating new hampshire as a make or break state, bush, christie,
christ christie, kasich, still under 1,000 mentions apiece. i thought they were getting more attention. here is a striking element. tru trump's coverage, 10% less negative now that he's not feuding. rubio's coverage, 12% less negative now that he's getting or was getting upbeat reporting on momentum until last night's debate. here's a twist. when we look at the coverage just in the new hampshire media, trump, cruz, rubio, we're still one, two, and three. but a bump for jeb bush here on the local outlets, he trailed the top three but garnered twice the local media attention of christie and kasich. we'll see if that translates on primary night. i think the bottom line is that cnn didn't report anything inaccurate about ben carson taking that break. they didn't insinuate he was dropping out. i can't resist this story. i guess is all fair in love, war, and politics. a couple women had been kicked off continueder, the hookup app where if you swipe right if you
like somebody's profile picture, they say they're failing to burn and sthent dozens of men a message to detect a certain number in support of bernie sanders. that's right. the men came looking for some action and they got a political appeal. one of the women telling reuters if they said no or were on the fence, i would try to talk to them and persuade them to vote. fwhaut persuasion didn't include any dates. or it might have been a bit more effective. ahead from new hampshire, hillary clinton now in a tight race with bernie sanders. how did msnbc handle their debate with rachael maddow? but first, the campaign coverage is elevating insults over issues.
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kind of a symbolic moment, brit, when abc held the debate last night and across the campus here, they had a little difficulty during the interductions. take a brief look. >> ben carson. >> texas senator ted cruz. [ applause ] >> businessman, donald trump. >> so, nobody quite knew whether to come out. what did you make of that? >> there is a guy coming around the curtain and giving him the signal to go. i'm talking to one of our senior directors here, great guy. and he told me, he said this is my worst nightmare. you know, the year he is the guy responsible for getting everybody in place and everybody positioned properly and so forth. and he looked at that. he said it made him wince and looks to me as it would happen is they needed somebody standing there the way you have --
>> at every high school football game, number 22, left tackle. yeah, go! >> yeah, someone tells them to go. ben carson said he couldn't hear anything back there. >> applause from other candidates were drowning out the names. >> turned out to be a solid debate. moderate bid david muir and martha and mary katherine hamm making a contribution. you look at this coverage of this whole campaign. at the beginning you had the press sort of mocking him. declaring jeb bush was the obvious front-runner. scott walker was a front runner in iowa for a while. bernie sanders was treating this as a joke. and only lately did the media establishment seem to notice, discover, almost anger and frustration out there. have you ever seen a worse performance? >> i must say, we are sailing in unchartered seas. and nothing, you know, in my experience as a reporter going back many years prepared me for what donald trump has been able to do. now i knew because i'm on twitter. twitter is a great early warning
system for journalism and anybody else looking for major sent. . i knew about the level of anger and distrust of the republican establishment, if you will, the senior republicans in washington and elsewhere. i never thought, for example, there was going to be an easy path for jeb bush because i didn't know if he could even get a hearing. i don't think he ever got a hearing. people say just another push. they want to purn the turn the page and move on. the trump phenomenon caught me by surprise. i can sense the celebrity and the fact you can't take your eyes off the guy, at least in the early going in particular when we never heard the speeches before and he would get up and say what seemed to us to be the most outrageous things and none of them hurt him. >> and they kept predicting his implosion. >> it was amusing. i didn't seem to be the thing we saw a politician benefit from and he has. i think most everybody missed that. >> okay. now you have these prognosticators who missed or minimized trump and thought scott walker was going to be a serious contender. but then they come on tv the next day and offer more
predictions based on polls that are often fluctuating or wrong. >> one thing that we as journalists get all the time when we're commenting on politics, the moderator or the anchor or whoever will say, who's going to win? >> yeah. >> how is this going to turn out? i try not to do it. the danger is so high. but people do. and, of course, we don't really have the ability to second-guess polls very easily anymore. so many of them, there used to be. >> yeah. >> and you really couldn't rely on them. they were space sod far apart. >> but is there pressure to do this? is there culture in the pretwitter era? >> i think there was. but i will say this. you used to come into a state to cover a primary. and there would be a poll or two. >> yeah. >> a lot of them were way out of date. you go on the trail and go to events and looking for size of the crowds, crowd reaction. you're looking for the demeanor
of the candidates. they can often sense momentum. sometimes there is internal polling that give a candidate a certain spring in his or her step. and, you know, you look for a sense of it or reporter's gut sense of it. it is almost by os moes is you pick -- us amoesies. but when trump and cruz are pounding each other, it really got nasty this week and christie is taunting rubio and so forth, do you have a sense that this just kind of sucks up the oxygen away from the issues that people care about? you talk to voters and the economy, jobs, terrorism. and we hear not necessarily in last night's debate, but we hear less and less of that as it becomes this sort of slugfest. >> well, there is absolutely nothing good about that. look, we're news people, first of all.
we want people to be serious about the issues as citizens. but there is nothing that makes -- conflicts strikes sparks. sparks make news. that's what we're looking for. if a couple of candidates gheet a brawl the way christie and rubio do d. in the debate last night, that -- i'm sorry, it's irresistible. that's news. >> a lot of people say it's ratings. >> who wants discussion of immigration and maybe not going to take you completely to the set. >> but this has always been the case. the horse race and brawling is going to beat out. >> roger ails said you have two candidates on the stage. one announces a great plan for solving problems in the middle east. the other falls into the orchestra pit. who is going to make news? >> can't argue with that. brit, stick around. next on "media buzz" in new hampshire, we're having a great time. the hillary coronation now on hold after bernie sort of won iowa. he is getting the scrutiny he deserves? and the woman that quit bloomberg news after she tried
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bernie sanders who is way ahead in new hampshire keeps saying the media constantly urged him to attack hillary clinton. he doesn't like to do that. neither of them had any problem slamming the other this weekend. a heated msnbc debate or deflecting the questions from chuck todd and rachael maddow. >> you were asked about speaking fees and the amount of speaking fees you got from goldman sachs
speeches, you said that's what they offered. you have been too dismissive of voters concerns about this issue in you're own campaign? >> i think i may not have done the job i should in explaining my record. >> so can you reassure the democrats that somehow the e-mail issue isn't going to blow up your candidacy if you're the nominee? >> absolutely i can. you know, brit was eeps, i was benghazi. >> could you work with them? >> sure. >> you have made enemies of big business in this country with the way awe proechd them in this campaign? >> of course i can work with them. >> we're back with the panel. molly and anderson cooper in that cnn town hall brought up the $675,000 that goldman sachs paid hillary clinton. it came up again at msnbc. this is a defining issue of this campaign or a media obsession? >> it's interesting. the media is giving her a harder time over it than her opponents. bernie sanders certainly attacked her for the ties to wall street. >> he brings it up all the time.
>> but on some of the other personal issues, the e-mails in particular, he doesn't want to go there quite so much. he didn't call on her to release the transcripts in that debate this week. i do think it's a real issue. it's something that democratic voters care a lot about, something you hear a lot about from bernie sanders supporters this is the reason they don't trust her. it's because she's too close to big business and in bed with wall street and she hasn't come up to a good answer to this question. over and over, you hear her struggling to respond. >> they made clear that bernie sanders is pushing free college for everybody, free health care, raising taxes on the middle class. he says that will be more than offset by not having to pay insurance premiums. where is the media scrutiny of all this? it seems to me if a candidate everybody in ut press thought would win camee big government programs, there would be stories about how are we going to pay for it? >> i've seen him ask this in interviews several times. what are you going to do? he said if he gets a big enough
coalition of new voters and changes the electorate, he always says, it has to be a huge revolution that he gets enough people in the congress agreeing with him. that he could actually try eventually to make this change, affect this change. as you describe, people would ultimately pay less for more than they are now because health care costs. i'm not advocating for bernie sanders. i'm seen him answer the questions. but what is interesting with molly is bernie sanders' point. what the media is not covering this weekend is the demoin register reported on friday night the votes in iowa are still being counted. and bernie has been silent on. this the reason is the media is not paying attention to this. they were recounting ted cruz and carson's votes in iowa, we would be all over it. >> i think that's because the media have already given iowa to bernie sanders. whether he finished .3% or not. >> i that i would affect hillary clinton here. i do. >> just the fact that -- >> instead of winning by .2%, he
lost by .1%? >> i think if the thing driving around in iowa with a license plate for years, there is a bone for bernie sanders supporters to pick. >> think about what happened to rick santorum. >> that's true. but look, here's the point. if you spend your time fighting -- kblang about the outcome of the previous war, so close it could be a virtual tie any way you count it. you have to be getting to the people in the next state and giving them reasons to vote for you rather than looking back. >> exactly. let me come back to the msnbc debates. as abc had a solid debate, i thought, everybody was buzzing about the botch introductions. that created a lot of talk in social media. you commented on twitter. rachael maddow doing the following after the debate was over. play that tape.
>> here she is embracing the democrats. your thoughts? >> my thought about that was first thing is i've never seen a moderator do that before that i can remember. and people say about her that she's an extremely warm personable person and this is the kind of thing she does. but when we are involved in a debate, we journalists, we are acting a bit like the players in a trial before the court of public opinion. and, you know, advocates play a certain role, whatever the relationship with each other and with the judge outside the courtroom is set aside and their professional discipline comes into play. you maintain a certain proper distance as a journalist from the people you're covering, especially in the crucible of a debate. and whether she runs up and hugs these people afterwards, it conveys the impression that she loves them both and thinks the democrats are wonderful. >> right. i will not be hugging you after
this segment. >> i wouldn't mind if you did. >> all right. i thought she did a decent job. i thought it was a mistake for msnbc that was trying to brand themselves to move away with the left wing label to pair her with chuck todd. chuck todd was pressing hillary clinton about that. and she said she could 100% guarantee this is not going to cause an implosion in her campaign. i guess i have a version of the same question which is, of course this is a story. but has it reached a point where the media seems to be pushing this beyond the extent that voters care about, particularly democratic voters? >> first of all, there are still revelations coming out about the e-mails. in the last week we've had new information about the extent of the issues here. and second of all, she gets asked about this. and democratic voters bring it up. here she's been asked about it. i spoke to democratic voters at her events. people support her who say i'm nervous about. this i still worry that this is a ticking time bomb for her candidacy. so this is not the kind of thing
that democratic voters are on the fence about saying we don't care, we wish the media would move past it. no, what you hear from them is that they are worried about it. >> for the political reasons. >> they don't want a nominee who is a stink bomb that's about to go off. >> last point, i thought the media would jump on this. it slid by. hillary's denying being part of the establishment. she says i can't be part of the establishment because woi woulde first female president. that is a clumsy way of bringing up gender. >> i think her passionate female supporters and most of them are much older, as you know, want her to -- so important to them that they think that's going to be a really good weapon in her arsenal. they want her to talk that way. she's really pulling out all the stops to shave bernie sanders' lead on tuesday and close up the gap. she's trying to find ways continue to certificate the, you know, historic nature of her nomination. >> probably fair to bring it up. i thought it was the wrong spot
to bring it up. yes, no one thinks she'll win new hampshire but we'll look at the point spread and medial deliver their analysis as they always do. molly ball, brit hume, thank you very much for stopping by this new hampshire. after the break, a veteran reporter on why she had no choice but to quit michael bloomberg's news service. later, what happened to this year's super bowl hype? at old dominion, we ship everything you can imagine. and everything we ship has something in common. whether it's expedited overnight... ...or shipped around the globe, ...it's handled by od employees who know that delivering freight... ...means delivering promises. od. helping the world keep promises.
>> why did you feel compelled to leave what was a good job at bloomberg? >> because i felt i couldn't do my job as a political editor. i thought it was time to -- as chuck noel of the pittsburgh steelers used to say, find my life's work. >> he had a situation where the new york times and other outlets were reporting on michael bloomberg actively exploring a presidential run, this was active, wasn't a subtle butt and you wanted to cover it, correct? >> that's correct. >> what happened? >> there has been a policy at bloomberg to not write about ourselves as they say. every time the mayor's name would come up, that would be a bit of an issue. >> a giant red flag? >> exactly. and i mean, in some sense that's understandable, at a big company, you would do the same thing at any company, you would want to check it out with bosses, but when it became clear that we wouldn't be able to pursue this to the extent i
thought we needed to, or should, with a sorry of this magnitude i got very uncomfortable. >> the company says we cuffed the speculation about mayor blockberg by aggregating stories from other outlets, but you felt that wasn't enough? >> i did not feel that was enough. i feel like when you are running a political operation as we were that you should follow every story aggressively, and i felt we weren't able to follow this story aggressively. and i thought compromised us as an organization. i certainly felt it compromised me as an editor you. >> write good journalism is easy, you just need to be willing to bite the hand that feeds you. but that of course can be risky. >> yes, it can. actions have consequences and i'm paying a price. >> did you wrestle with whether or not you should take this step? obviously you enjoyed it there, it is a bran name organization
and here you are walking out the door? >> i did wrestle with it. i have great colleagues, i cared a lot about the reporters, still do, who worked for me. and i had great editorial colleagues. >> but media companies sometimes have to cover themselves as fox did when donald trump blew up the fox news debate? why won't they let you report on the mayor. >> i'm puzzled by that myself. he news what it's like to be covered. has been covered in the toughest news organization in the world. his organization, both his company and fill an trope make transparency of prime value. to me, it's puzelling. i never got a straight answer. i think a, ma of maturity for the company will be being able to get there. and i hop they get there. >> kathie kylie thank you for joining us. >> you are welcome. >> still to come, a national
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insulted her as a woman. she was a total pro. and good for the station for running that. >> today of course, super bowl sunday, number 50 to be precise. and i have to say i can't remember another one that has had less hype. denvers about carolina. no emskroog headlines. no trash talk. no controversial sexy add, no deflated footballs. here's my theory, this crazy is overshadowing even the super bowl. that is until the game comes on tonight and draws another monster audience. that's it for this special namp edition of "mediabuzz." i'm howard kurtz. hope you like our facebook page. we post original content this there and respond to your questions. it's been great to be on the campus here talking to folks in manchester getting a feel for what the voters think, being in the spin room after the abc debate. there is no substitution for
journalism on the road. we're back in washington next sunday. don't miss it, 11:00 and 5:00 eastern woochlally be there with the latest buzz. we start with a fox news alert. it is the day after the major fireworks of last night's debate in new hampshire. did you see that? the seven leading republican candidates squaring off in the final didn't ahead of tuesday's new hampshire primary. hello everyone. welcome to "america's news headquarters" i'm eric shawn. >> i'm arthel neville, with everything on the line before the critical vote here's jeb bush taking aim at front-runner donald trump accusing him of using eminent domain to build up his emspire. >> what donald trump did was use eminent domain to try to take the property of an elderly woman on the strip in atlantic city. that's down